Tag Archives: Japan

Travel Highlights: Ginza, Tsukiji, Akihabara, and Roppongi

Travel Highlights Tokyo

On the second day of our trip to Tokyo, the mr. and I decided to see Ginza, Tsukiji, Akihabara and Roppongi.  Lots of places to see in just 1 day, since we only had less than a week to see Tokyo.  Our first stop was Ginza. Ginza: When we arrived in Ginza, I wanted to see the ...

Moomin House Cafe in Tokyo Skytree

Moomin House Cafe Tokyo

The Moomin House Cafe is a cafe/restaurant based from the popular children's book 'The Moomins' created by Tove Jansson in Finland.  The Moomins are white and round characters that resemble hippopotamuses.  They have many adventures through out the story.  Moomins have become so popular that there's Moomin Theme park in Finland.  In Japan, you can ...

A visit to the 6%DOKIDOKI store in Harajuku

6%DOKIDOKI Harajuku

6%DOKIDOKI is a cute, colorful and unique store located in Harajuku.  The theme of this store is 'sensational kawaii style', its brand represents a very vivid and pop design that's totally cute.  The brand 6%DOKIDOKI was created by Sebastian Masuda, as an artistic expression in Harajuku.  6%DOKIDOKI is one of the founders of the Kawaii ...

Fujiya Bakery in Ginza

Fujiya Bakery Ginza

The Fujiya Bakery is a store that sells pastries, bread, sweets, etc. located in Ginza, Tokyo.  This company was founded in Yokohama sometime in 1910.  There are also other chains around Japan. The main icon of this company is Peko-chan, a little girl with pigtails and tongue sticking out. While walking around Ginza looking for the ...

12 Unique Themed Cafes in Tokyo

Unique Themed Cafes in Tokyo

Tokyo is no doubt the most unique and trendiest place on earth.  Look at all the latest technology, tall skyscrapers, fast bullet trains and even their themed cafes.  When you visit Tokyo, try visiting any of their themed cafes.  The themed cafes in Tokyo have a different variety - cartoon characters, animes, maids, butlers, etc.  ...

Artnia – Square Enix Official Store and Cafe

Square Enix Artnia

For all Square Enix fans out there, here comes Artnia - the official store, cafe and gallery located in Shinjuku.  According to their website, it is called 'Artnia' from the words art, area, and near - an area that serves as a bridge between their goods and their customers.  The Artnia has a very distinctive ...

Kiddy Land Harajuku – A Character Shop Wonderland!

Kiddy Land Harajuku

Kiddy Land is a store in Harajuku that sells character goods and toys.  And it has been around for over 60 years since 1950.  The Kiddy Land Harajuku has been a popular destination to visit among visitors from around the world.  Apparently, even celebrities have visited this store (especially the ones with kids).  There are ...

MILKBOY – Cool and expressive fashion store in Harajuku

MILKBOY Harajuku store

MILKBOY is a Japanese brand from Tokyo that has a cool and expressive style.  This is a relative brand of MILK (the charming and cute fashion store).  Many of the styles in MILKBOY have an edgy design and prints. Although the designs have a boy-ish style, lots women actually sport MILKBOY clothing. While I was visiting ...

MILK – a charming store in the heart of Harajuku

MILK store Harajuku

MILK is a fashion brand from Tokyo that started in the 70's.  It is considered as a pioneer brand in the Harajuku 'kawaii' fashion scene.  Now, after decades of charming trends, MILK still holds an influence to the latest styles in Harajuku.  MILK's style has a combination of both cuteness and elegance. I have been a ...

10 Interesting Facts About Tokyo

Intersting Facts About Tokyo

10 Interesting Facts About Tokyo 1.  Shinjuku station is the busiest transportation hub in the world. 2.  There are over 13 million living in the Tokyo metropolis. 3.  Tokyo is actually a metropolitan prefecture - its both a city and prefecture. 4.  Tokyo was once known as Edo, which used to be a fishing village. 5.  The Tokyo Skytree is ...